The National Economic Council (NEC) has set up a committee to engage Nigerian youths, Civil Society Organizations, religious and traditional leaders on employment, social safety net programmes, and national unity.
The committee is made up of a Governor from each of the six geopolitical zones.
They are the Governors of Sokoto, Borno, Niger, Ondo, Ebonyi and Delta States.
The Committee which us expected to begin work immediately will develop a comprehensive framework under the auspices of the Council that will coordinate joint actions and the steps to be taken by both the Federal and State Governments to examine the fundamental issues of the protests and arrive at effective solutions, including how to enhance Nigeria’s national security.
While supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to complete overhaul of the nation’s security services, NEC also commended the Nigerian Police and other security agencies for their handling of the disturbances in some states of the federation.
NEC also noted its unequivocal belief that most members of the Nigerian security personnel are law abiding and capable of restoring law and order in the country.